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Vo lume 12 

Nu mber 3 

Augu s t 


Taking the Paper out of Paper Engineering 

Kyle Olmon 

Sante Fe, New Mexico 

Dodging raindrops and Dallas traffic, I found myself 
witnessing the most rain on record for the month of June 
as I made my way to meet with Jim Diaz, president of 
White Heat Ltd. This was a stark contrast from the 
drought-plagued reaches of Santa Fe, from which I was 
vacationing. David Nelke, the creative art director at the 
packager, welcomed me to the nondescript office complex 
just as the rain was beginning to let up. Stepping into the 
White Heat facilities, my first thought was "Where are all 
the piles of paper?" Not a cutting mat, light table, or scrap 
of cardstock could be found as I toured the departments 
towards the conference area. 

I voiced my 
observation to Mr. 
Diaz and Mr. Nelke 
as we sat down at the 
table. Nelke shared 
with me that with the 
advances in 
technology, fostered 
by the rise of desktop 
publishing, they were 
able to design novelty 
products and books 
without scissors ever 
meeting paper! This 
boggled my mind, as 
all the paper 
engineers I know spend countless hours designing and 
refining their creations through numerous stages of paper 
creations. Furthermore, Diaz explained that the reason 
you would not find piles of cardstock around the office is 
that White Heat is now focusing more on products than 
pop-ups. This means designing concept books that 
incorporate fabrics, sound chips, plastics, light elements 
and anything else to bring a new look to standard first 
reader subjects like the ABCs, numbers, and colors. An 
example of White Heat's approach can be summed up in 
the extended title of their recent Cartwheel Books 
offering: My First Jumbo Book of Dinosaurs: With Sturdy 
Lift-Up Flaps. Touch-And-Feels, Movable Parts, and 
Pop-Ups, Too. Continued on page 2 

Kyle Olmon 
at 2002 Conference 

The Imagination Center 

The Waldo Hunt Children's Book Museum and The 
Chuck Jones Center for Creativity have come together to 
merge their efforts at The Imagination Center at the 
Children's Hospital of Orange County, California (CHOC). 
The Center will be an interactive forum where afflicted 
children can read and play with books, develop their own 
drawing skills, watch cartoons, and meet those who helped 
create them. The purpose is to provide "distraction therapy." 
It has been demonstrated that very ill children who are 
emotionally, intellectually, and physically engaged in 
something they enjoy require less medication, heal faster, 
and have a much higher quality of life. 

The Center the will house the Waldo Hunt Movable Book 
Collection as a permanent exhibit featuring works donated 
by movable book collector and bibliophile Waldo H. Hunt. 
There also The Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will 
continue to bring to life Chuck's famous animated characters 
including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Road 
Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig, and many others. 

The Center will feature, on a rotating basis and in a 
curatorial collection, the art of Chuck Jones and the pop-up 
and movable books from the Waldo Hunt Children's Book 
Collection. There will be a separate collection of books, 
drawings, illustrations emblematic of the spirit of Chuck 
Jones and his animated creations. 

Warner Bros, is enthusiastically supporting the initiative 
and has authorized the hospital to play Looney Tunes 
cartoons continuously through the hospital's internal video 
system without cost. 

The Imagination Center will be a specially designed 
room at CHOC with a collection of pop-up books, cartoon 
characters prominently displayed, pictures of favorite 
characters, computers for fun and stimulation, and arts and 
crafts materials. 

Funding for the CHOC Imagination Center will come 
from gifts and contributions from the public and CHOC is 
seeking to endow this project in perpetuity. Financial 
contributions to the center can be made by sending a check 
made payable to The Imagination Center and mailing it to: 

The Waldo Hunt Children's Book Museum 

P.O. Box 785 

Springville, California 93265 

The Movable Book Society 

ISSN: 1097-1270 
Movable Stationery is the quarterly publication of the 
Movable Book Society. Letters and articles from members 
on relevant subjects are welcome. The annual membership 
fee for the society is $20.00. For more information 
contact: Ann Montanaro, Movable Book Society, P.O 
Box 11654, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08906 USA. 

Daytime telephone: 732-445-5896 

Evening telephone: 732-247-6071 

e-mail: montanar@rci. rutgers. edu 

Fax: 732-445-5888 

The deadline for the next issue is Sovember 15. 

Paper engineering, continued from page I 

Could this mean a shift away from the critically 
acclaimed, beautifully intricate National Geographic series 
of the early 90s, to the best selling, charmingly simple 10 
Little Ladybugs and all its offshoots? It appears the 
American market says yes. Members of the Movable Book 
Society, pop-up collectors, and other aficionados have a 
small voice when it comes to dictating which projects get 
published. It is the book club buyers, large retail chains, 
and super stores that often determine the success or 
demise of a particular product. 

In the world of supply and demand, it is typically the 
uninformed consumer that drives the publishing world. As 
movable books become increasingly more expensive to 
create, the responsibility of perpetuating the pop-up 
market will rest on the shoulders of the everyday customer 
who wanders into his or her local K-Mart. That doesn't 
mean that White Heat has stopped developing 
three-dimensional books. Of the 60+ projects that this 
packager is actively pursuing, dimensional books from 
accomplished creators like David Carter and David 
Pelham are at the top of the list. 

I talked to Diaz and Nelke about the constantly 
evolving role of the packager in the production of movable 
books. Due to factors like material costs, laborious 
hand-assembly and craftsmanship, a large portion of the 
novelty printing is done within the far east, where White 
Heat distributes its jobs to the most qualified printers in 
that area. These printers are stepping up and taking on 
more responsibility than in the past, especially in terms of 
development, refinement, and pre-press production. Their 
willingness to adopt technological innovations allows 
them to provide more services. Still, technology is a tool 
that some businesses are just not able to integrate. One 
casualty of the improvements in desktop publishing seems 
to be the color separation house. Nelke remarked that in 

the past ten years, many houses have been absorbed into the 
printers or have gone under as a result of the increasingly 
affordable scanners and imaging software available. In fact, 
some of the pre-press production and color separations are 
done in the Allen, Texas offices of White Heat. 

Mr. Nelke went on to praise real time video conferencing 
with the overseas printers which can untangle the mass of 
phone calls, faxes and e-mails that can swamp a job and its 
many participants. He also spoke about FTP servers that 
provide quick transfers of massive data files over the Internet, 
thus reducing shipping costs and eliminating weeks of lost 
productivity while materials are in transit. Such options offer 
a huge benefit to those on a tight schedule, which is basically 
everyone in the publishing and marketing industries. With all 
these technological breakthroughs, can the packagers remain 
a vital part of the book production or will they go the way of 
many color separation houses? 

I asked Mr. Diaz and Mr. Nelke if further developments 
in desktop publishing would render the packager model 
obsolete. They felt that the process will be increasingly 
refined and streamlined, but ultimately there is always going 
to be a need for a packager. White Heat would still fill in the 
gaps between printers, publishers and book producers. 
Logistical and technical expertise aside, packagers would 
continue to foster and submit new ideas to the publisher. 
Therefore, as long as there is a need for books, Nelke claimed, 
there would be a need for packagers. 

As I left White Heat, the rain had dissipated and the sun 
hung high among the clouds, determined to dry out the 
waterlogged lawns that bordered the steaming pavement. I 
hardly noticed this first sunshine in three days, as my 
thoughts drifted to the perseverance of the packager in the 
ever-changing world of book production and technical 
advancements. Let's hope that White Heat is correct, and that 
there will always be a need for books, thus ensuring a future 
for packagers. More importantly, let's hope that the average 
"big box" consumer will continue to develop an interest and 
admiration for the movable books and dimensional works that 
we hold so dear. 

Catalog Your Collection 

Collectify MyStuff is cataloging and management software 
especially programmed for use by collectors, artists, and 
designers. It comes with 30 collection types ready to use and 
one of the categories is for the collecting and managing of 
literature. The software costs $99.95. To get an idea of how 
Collectify MyStuff works, visit the online version at 

Pyramid Atlantic's 
8 th Biennial Book Arts Fair & Conference 

Pyramid Atlantic: A Center for Print, Paper and Book 
Arts is sponsoring the largest book arts fair held in the 
U.S. It will take place on November 19-21, 2004 at the 
convention space and auditorium of the National 
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver 
Spring, Maryland. 

During the fair, over 40 book sellers from all over the 
U.S. will be offering contemporary examples of limited 
edition handcrafted fine press books, cutting edge artists' 
books, antiquarian books, handmade paper, marbled 
papers, and much more. There will also be a Book Arts 
Conference with ten preeminent speakers who are book 
arts scholars and working book artists. The educational 
component of the fair will assist attendees in 
understanding this burgeoning genre of contemporary art. 
One group of speakers will examine the artist book as an 
inter-media device and the second group will discuss 
conception, production, and distribution of artists' books. 

The Pocket Paper Engineer 

On Saturday, November 20, Borders Books in Silver 
Spring will host a book signing of Carol Barton's new 
book The Pocket Paper Engineer, a how-to on pop-up 
design and construction. For more information about this 
book and Carol's other books see her web site at: 

Letterpress, silkscreen, bookbinding, intaglio, and 
papermaking demonstrations will take place during the 

The admission to the fair for three days is $12. 
Admission to the Fair, Conference, and events at Pyramid 
Atlantic is $75. For more information contact Pyramid 
Atlantic, 8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 
20910 or 

Pop-up Hoax 

On the ongoing theme of "you can't always believe what 
you read on the Internet" one finds the following 

*9/l 1 Pop-up Book ? 

9/1 1 Commission Release Pop-up Book 
Version of Report 

The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the 
United States, better known as the 9-11 Commission, gave its 
final report Thursday. The document is almost six hundred 
pages. It follows twenty months of investigation into what 
went wrong on September eleventh, two-thousand-one, and 
how to prevent future attacks. 

Commission members feared the book's length as well as 
its intricate details may hinder comprehension by key 
members of the United States Government. Therefore, the 
Commission has released a "simpler" version of their 

Titled "Little Majed Visits New York," this lighter version 
offers easy to read text with classic illustrations. Interactive 
pop-ups allow readers to simulate the experience from ground 

The book clearly outlines mistakes, places blame as well 
as tells the tale of a little Arab who just wanted to be loved. 
Committee members are excited about the follow up book 
next spring titled "The Little Dictator Who Cried Wolf." 

Reader beware! Q storyid E 

A Very Special Pop-up Visit 

Henk Sikkema 
The Netherlands 

Some weeks ago I had a call from Mrs. Annette 
Veenstra, our fellow collector with probably "the only 
floating movable book collection in the world" (see the 
article "Perfumed books" in Movable Stationery, volume 
12, number 1, February 2004). She invited my partner 
Ton and me to come to Delfzijl harbor in the northern part 
of The Netherlands where the Oostenwind was anchored. 
We have been on board the ship several times before 
visiting Annette and her husband Geert as one or two 
times a year the Oostenwind calls in at the harbor of 
Assen, our hometown. On these occasions we talk about 
and admire each other's new items of course, perfumed or 

Ton Merks, Kees, 
Annette, and Carta 

The distance between Assen and Delfzijl is about 60 
km, a little bit more than half an hour by car, so traveling 
is no problem. But there was another reason to accept the 
invitation: Annette invited Kees Moerbeek and his wife 
Carla Dijs, too. At a former meeting Kees and Carla 
expressed a wish to come on board of the Oostenwind. 
They live in the small village of Usquert at a distance of 
about 20 km from Delfzijl. 

Though Kees and Carla. as well as Ton and I. had 
some difficulty finding the right quay in Delfzijl, we 
finally met each other that Saturday afternoon on board of 
the ship. There was a high tea (and later on delicious 
soup, more sandwiches and wine) and Annette and I 
showed our new purchases and exchanged duplicates in 
the small but very cosy living room. But what made this 
visit a very special one. was that Kees after showing us 
a copy of the limited edition of his Raggedy Ann and Andy 
and the ( amel with the Wrinkled Knees - told us about his 
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pop-up version of the well-known title by the master of horror 
and suspense, Stephen King, and it will be published this 
autumn. And he didn't just tell about it, but he also showed 
us the sheets with the original illustrations by Alan Dingman 
and, last but not least, the white paper dummies of the pop- 
ups - some of them with sketches by Kees - which will be in 
the book! And let us tell you: they are spectacular, it's going 
to be a great item, an absolute must-have for every collector! 
And surprise, surprise, at the end of the visit Kees offered 
Annette and me some copies of these original dummies. So 
both of us are the proud owners of some original pop-up 
dummies of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and signed by 
the master himself! 

Carla Dijs and Kees Moerbeek 
on board the Oostenwind 

Was that a special visit that Saturday afternoon in Delfzijl 
or wasn't it? 

By the way, read King's book (London. 1999; ISBN 
0341765595) - if you haven't already -so that you will look 
forward to the publication of Kees' new masterpiece! 

Life Remembered 
James Sinski 

James Sinski was a member of the 

Movable Book Society and frequent 

contributor to Movable Stationery. 

Pop-up Books: Limited Editions 

Allen Cohen 

Santa Barbara, California 

In the May newsletter Eleanor Heldrich wrote that at the 
New York Antiquarian Book Show she saw the limited 
edition of David Carter's Nutcracker, and asked for a listing 
of other limited editions. As it turned out, I happened to be in 
New York also during the show and also attended. Ms. 
Heldrich saw the Carter book at the Books of Wonder booth, 
which was also displaying the limited edition of Raggedy 
Ann. Listed below are the limited editions in my collection: 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Robert Sabuda. New 
York, Little Simon, 2003. This book is one of a special 
edition of 26, lettered A to Z, retained by the author, or one 
of a signed and numbered edition of 250. Manufactured in 
China. Edition of 250 bound in green cloth in green slipcase. 
Front cover has a special pop-up, numbered and signed by 
Robert Sabuda. 

Dr. James Sinski was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
on June 23, 1927. He was a Professor Emeritus, retired 
from teaching at both the University of Arizona and the 
University Medical School. He was recognized as a world 
expert of fungi and during his career he authored and co- 
authored several books and numerous scientific articles. 
Above all he loved to teach and interact with students. 

In the 1960s he did secret, classified work on 
biological agents for the CIA at Fort Dietrick, Maryland. 
(President Clinton declassified some of his work on 
Coccidiomycosis before he left office.) He was invited by 
the Chinese government to travel to China and teach 
Chinese dermatologists about dermatophytes in 1985. 

He had many hobbies including a lifetime attraction to, 
and collection of, pop-up books. A sampling of his pop-up 
books was often on display at the University of Arizona 
main library. Recently his collection was donated to the 
Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, much to their 
delight. Other hobbies included growing irises and roses, 
as well as raising and showing Wheaten Terriers. He liked 
all of the Walt Disney animations, especially Show White 
and the Seven Dwarfs. (His favorite character was Dopey.) 

Jim owned only two cars in his entire lifetime, and he 
drove his 1965 VW Karman Ghia up until a couple of 
weeks before his death on April 7. 

He is survived by his lifetime companion Alex/Sandy 
Britain, his sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, and his many 
mycology students. "A celebration of Jim's Life" will be 
held on Sunday, September 12 in the garden of Jim's 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
Limited Edition 

Brooklyn Pops Up. Presented by Brooklyn Public Library. 
2000. This book was developed by Brooklyn Public Library 
and the Movable Book Society to coincide with the exhibition 
"Brooklyn Pops Up! The History and Art of the Movable 
Book." Concept: Ann Montanaro, Ellen G.K. Rubin, and 
Robert Sabuda. This book is one of a special edition by all 12 
contributing artists numbered 1 to 50, or one of a special 
edition numbered 51-150. Printed in Colombia and hand 
assembled in Ecuador. Edition of 150 bound in blue cloth in 
blue slipcase. 

The Christmas Alphabet. Robert Sabuda. New York, Orchard 
Books. 1996. A specially bound insert with pop-up wreath 
accompanies the book, numbered edition of 500, signed by 
Sabuda. Insert and book bound in red cloth in red slipcase. 

The Night Before Christmas. Robert Sabuda. New York, 
Little Simon, 2002. This book is one of a special edition of 
26, lettered A to Z, retained by the author, or one of a signed 
and numbered edition of 500. Manufactured in China. Edition 
of 500 bound in red cloth in red slipcase. Cover has special 
pop-up of Santa in a sleigh. 

The Nutcracker. David and Noelle Carter. New York, 
Little Simon, 2000. This book is one of a special edition 
of 26, lettered A to Z and retained by the authors, or one 
of a signed and numbered edition of 150. Printed in 
Colombia and hand assembled in Ecuador. Edition of 1 50 
bound in red cloth in red slipcase. Front cover has a 
special pop-up, numbered and signed by David and Noelle 

Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the 
Wrinkled Knees. Kees Moerbeek. New York, Little 
Simon, 2003. Illustrations adapted and paper engineering 
by Kees Moerbeek. This book is one of a special edition of 
12 lettered A to L, or one of a signed and numbered 
edition of 100. Manufactured in China. Edition of 100 
bound in red cloth, in red slipcase. Front cover of this 
edition has a special pop-up with title indicated, 
numbered, and signed by Kees Morbeek. 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Robert Sabuda. New York, 
Little Simon, 2000. This book is one of a special edition 
of 5, lettered A to E and retained by the author, or one of 
a signed and numbered edition of 50. Printed in Columbia 
and hand assembled in Ecuador. Edition of 50 bound in 
green cloth in green slipcase. Slipcase includes envelope 
with original drawing numbered and signed by Sabuda. 

Other limited editions include the following: 


Macy'son Parade! Written and illustrated by Pamela Pease. 
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Paintbox Press, 2002. Limited 
edition of 300 has an additional clown pop-up inside the front 
cover. Printed in China. Book issued with dust cover in a 
black cloth slipcase. 

The Movable Mother Goose. Robert Sabuda. New York, 
Little Simon, 1999. This book is one of a special edition of 
26, lettered A to Z and retained by the author, or one of a 
signed and numbered edition of 150. Printed in Columbia and 
assembled in Ecuador. Bound in bright yellow cloth in bright 
yellow slipcase. Pop-up bird insert on cover. 

Forthcoming limited editions: 

America the Beautiful. Robert Sabuda. New York, Little 
Simon, October, 2004. 

A Celebration of Pop-up and Movable Books: 
Commemorating the Iff* Anniversary of the Movable Book 
Society. The Movable Book Society. Limited to 2,500 copies. 
September, 2004. 

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. By Stephen King paper 
engineered by Kees Moerbeek. New York, Little Simon, 
October, 2004. 

12 Days of Christmas. Robert Sabuda. New York, Little 
Simon, 1996. This book is one of a special edition of 26, 
lettered A to Z and retained by the author, or one of a 
signed and numbered edition of 250. Printed in Colombia. 
Bound in dark green cloth in dark green slipcase. Cover 
includes pop-up insert with two doves. 

Peanuts: A Pop-up Celebration. By Charles Schultz with 
paper engineering by Bruce Foster. New York, Little Simon, 
September, 2004. 

Are there other limited editions that have been omitted? 

Cookie Count. Robert Sabuda. New York, Little Simon, 
1997. This book is one of a special edition of 26, lettered 
A to Z and retained by the author, or one of a signed and 
numbered edition of 175. Manufactured in Columbia. 
Bound in purple cloth in purple slipcase. Cookie pop-up 
insert on cover. 

Jack and the Beanstalk. By Chuck Murphy. New York, 
Little Simon, 1998. This book is one of a special edition 
of 12, lettered A to L retained by the author, or one of a 
signed and numbered edition of 75. Printed in Columbia 
and assembled in F.cuador. Bound in green cloth in a 
green cloth slipcase. 

Little Red Riding Hood. By Marjorie Priceman with 
paper engineering by Bruce Foster. New York, Little 
Simon, 2001. This book is one of a special edition of 12, 
lettered A to L and retained by the author, or one of a 
signed and numbered edition of 100. Printed in Columbia 
and assembled in Ecuador. Bound in red cloth in red cloth 

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Paper Engineering 

Paper Engineering: 3D 
Design Techniques for a 
2D Material by Natalie 
Avella explores graphic 
design from the simplest 
fold in a letterhead to the 
structural intricacies of a 
pop-up book. This stylish 
and inspirational book 
unfolds the conceptual 
complexities of paper engineering, studying the techniques of 
eminent designers in Europe, Japan and the USA. Ron van 
der Meer and Ed Hutchins are two featured book artists whose 
work is well-known to Movable Book Society members. Case 
studies are illustrated with photographs of finished work, as 
well as detailed diagrams and commentary. (Rotovision. 2- 
88046-71 1-X. $45.00) 

Dream Book 

Becoming a Book Artist 

MJ Goerke 

St. Louis, Missouri 

I have a confession to make. They say confession is 
good for the soul, so 1 am about to reveal my secret to all 
of you. I need to do this. I am a bookaholic. Yes, a real 
dyed in the wool book addict. I cannot pass a Border's 

without driving 
in and buying 
another book or 
going to my 
studio and 
making books! I 
belong to 
several Book-of- 
clubs. I need to 
possess books! I 
have books for 
children, pop-ups, mysteries, artists' books, classics, 
romances, best sellers, self helps, encyclopedias, books of 
quotations, art, art movements, gardening, health and 
even cook books! 1 have shelves in my studio, my family 
room, my living room, baskets on the floor, boxes in my 
studio and garage; every room in my house has books! 
The clerks at the local bookstores all call me by my first 
name. They stand at their cash registers waiting for me to 
check out, shaking their heads and whispering. They look 
at me with pity! I was not always like this. My eyes didn't 
always glaze over when I saw a new Moerbeek, a Carter 
or a Sabuda pop-up. I was calm. I was cool. I was 
collected. There was a time when I was a watercolor 
painter. I was successful and respected. People bought my 
art, galleries had shows for me, and I won awards. I was 
carefree. I was "normal." Thinking back and self- 
analyzing, it may have started with my little forays into 
collage, but I was always able to return to my first love, 
watercolor. I was in control. These trips became more 
prevalent and I 
got high on 
the success I 
was having 
doing the 
collage. Then 
came the 
poetry, I had 
to add the 
somehow I 
had crossed 

over. Someone said, quite innocently, " Why don't you 
put your poems in a book? I 'd buy one." Pretty heady 
stuff, that. I began to think! Then one night I had this very 
realistic dream. Not your run of the mill dream, but a very 



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Split Personality 

strange dream. I watched my hands making a structure, one 
I was not familiar with, nor recognized. I awoke thinking, 
"Now that was one strange dream." Little did I know! 

As usual, I went down 
to my studio and began 
working on a commission, 
a large watercolor of iris to 
match the client's sofa. I 
can recall it, as if were 
yesterday, the whole thing 
vivid in my mind. I really 
never liked matching a 
swatch of someone's sofa! 
It was so limiting and 
controlling. I couldn't 
concentrate, my palette 
looked muddy, my instincts 
were shot, so I went over to 

the drawing board and started cutting small boards by rote as 
if this were something I did every day. I remember Garth 
Brooks was on the radio. (This was my Country Western 
phase.) I cut eight boards, removed the centers out of six and 
balanced them end-to-end. It bent back and forth and 
supported itself as it stood there waiting for the collages to 
emerge and some kind of attachment to tie them together. I 
was possessed! I spent the next two days, wrapping, 
collaging, and listening to a tape of Garth Brooks singing, 
"What's She Doing Now," over and over. All this time, I was 
working on making the structure. When it was all finished, it 
looked rather like a book in that it folded down to form a 
stack of pages six inches by six inches by two inches. I then 
added small objects, which had to retrofit into the pages so 
that it folded back into the stack. I choose symbolic objects, 
which 1 felt, enhanced the images on the pages: bones, small 
people from Germany, a small chair, a marble, a bed, a tiny 
bottle, two diggers. Opening and closing the pages, the 
objects barely cleared each other; the fit was tight but 
functional. I was done and I was pleased, too pleased it seems. 
The next night the poem was dictated to my subconscious. I 
felt a little give somewhere between my brain and my heart. 
It had begun! "I dream words and symbols. I see them in the 
dark places of my mind they are my vision, my memory. Not 
quite reality, almost prophesy," the poem went. I entered it 
in a national show; it was accepted and was reviewed. The 
monster was created! My spiral into the world of serious 
addiction had taken place. I called it a Dream Book and every 
once in awhile I return to those days. Garth comes out of the 
storage closet. I turn off my new phase of cool jazz and David 
Beniot. I begin cutting the boards, following that original 
format. I collage my way into a memory that was both bitter 
and sweet. I can live with that. After all creating is creating, 
right? I haven't totally given up the painting; I still keep my 
hand in it when the demand presents itself. But. the bottom 
line... I am now a bookmaker, an avid collector and I think 
I am happy! 

Stand & Deliver 

Stand & Deliver Exhibit Catalog 

"Stand & Deliver: Engineering Sculpture Into a Book 
Format" is a juried exhibit curated by Ed Hutchins. This 
traveling exhibition showcases 52 handmade movable 
books by innovative artists from 24 states and five 
countries. The Movable Book Society and The Brookfield 
Craft Center are sponsors of the event. 

The exhibit was enthusiastically received at its opening 
in April at the Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut. In 
the next year the books will be shown at the following four 

September 7 to October 7, 2004 
Opening Reception: September 30 
Mesa College, San Diego, California 
Sponsored by San Diego Book Arts 

January 10 to March 27, 2005 

The Arthur and Mara Jaffe Collection: 

Books as Aesthetic Objects 

Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library 

Boca Raton, Florida 

June 3 to July 29, 2005 

Denver Public Library, 

Denver, Colorado 

Sponsored by Book Arts League, Rocky Mountain chapter 

of the Guild of Bookworkers, Special Collections 

Department of the University Libraries, University of 

Colorado at Boulder 

September 16 to October 28, 2005 

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper 


Chicago, Illinois 

Partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts 


Stand & Deliver is documented in an exciting catalog. 
It opens with a pop-up that explodes from the center and 
two booklets that are pushed out from each side. The 

Show Booklet includes an introduction, background stories, 
and an interactive CD. The Gallery Booklet includes color 
photos and short descriptions for all 52 books in the show. 

Images of the individual books can be seen at: 

A limited number of copies of the catalog are available 
from the Movable Book Society. The cost, including shipping 
in the U.S. is $26.29. For the price of shipment outside of the 
U.S., please contact Ann Montanaro at or at the address listed below. To 
purchase a copy send a check for $26.29 to The Movable 
Book Society, P.O. Box 1 1654, New Brunswick, New Jersey 
08906. Copies are also available from the sponsoring venues 
or from Stand and Deliver, P.O. Box 624, Fleetwood, New 
York 10552. 


Show Me a Story: Children's Books and the 
Technology of Enchantment 

San Francisco Center for the Book 

San Francisco, CA 94103 

August 20, 2004 - November 5, 2004 

Children's books have long 
been the forerunners of 
innovation in book design, 
consistently redefining what 
books can be. This show, from 
August 20 through November 
5, explores the intangible 
workings of children's books, 
with a focus on design and 
structure. It examines the 
genesis and evolution of a 

contemporary book, casts a backward glance at historic 
innovations in the genre, and looks ahead to the future of the 
"technology of enchantment." 

The exhibition is divided into three sections. The first is 
a survey of pop-up and movable children's books, from the 
revolutionary 19 ,h century innovations of Lothar 
Meggendorfer to the work of contemporary book artists. 
Movable Book Society members Joanne Page, Kate Sterling, 
and Maria Winkler have loaned books for the exhibit. The 
second section is an inside view of the production of 
Knick-Knack-Paddywhack! ', with Paul O. Zelinsky's original 
illustrations, and paper engineer Andrew Baron's intricate 
work-ups. Knick-Knack Paddywhack! was recognized by the 
New York Times as the outstanding illustrated children's book 
of 2002. The third section is a look ahead to the future of 

electronic books with interactive displays designed 
especially for children from The Reading Lab, a 
Berkeley-based developer of innovative devices which 
create an entirely new experience of reading. 

Northport Pops Up! 

Northport, New York 

September 7, 2004 - January, 2005 

This exhibit traces the history of pop-up books and 
features works by 19 th century masters including Dean, 
Meggendorfer, Nister, and Tuck and follows with 
examples of 20"" century innovations. Recent books 
include books by Robert Sabuda, Jan Pienkowski, and 
Chuck Murphy. 

Books will be available for children to enjoy and 
components for making pop-up cards will be on hand for 
children to create their own designs. Special programs 
will be scheduled throughout the fall. 

Local Movable Book Society members contributed 
books: Leah Fiterstein, Daveen Herley, and Mary and 
Michael Mart. A reception to meet the collectors will be 
held on Thursday, September 23 at 7:30. 

Pop-ups on Parade, A Wow Experience 

Hackensack Main Library 
Hackensack, New Jersey 
August and September, 2004 

Books from the collection of Audrey Goldrich fill three 
cases in this colorful display. 


The Museum of Printing History 

Houston, Texas 

October 28, 2004 - January 2, 2005 

Displaying an amazing array of technical and artistic 
wizardry, this exhibit of toy and movable books features 
the work of paper engineers spanning several decades. 
From children's books to advertising displays, paper 
engineers give us a world of wonder. On display are books 
from the Movable Book Society members Irene 
Rosenberg and Bruce Foster as well as books from the 
collections of Stuart Kane and the University of North 

Imagine That 

La Jolla FibreArts 

La Jolla, California 92037 

October I- November 20, 2004 

"Imagine That" is a national juried book arts exhibition. 
Book artists from around the country have been asked to 
submit books that reflect the title of the exhibition, whether 
unique or editioned books, in all book arts media. The 
opening reception will be held on October 1 from 6:30 - 8:30 
pm. For more information see: or contact Candy Kuhl, 
the exhibition coordinator, at 619-696-7230 or 

kubasta Retrospective 
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts 
Broward County Library 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

A full retrospective of 
the life and art of Yojtech 
Kubasta (1914-1992) will 
be exhibited at the Bienes 
Center for the Literary 
Arts from mid-January 
through March 2005. 
Tentatively titled "From 
Politics to Pop-ups: The 
Life, Times and Art of 
Vojtech KubaSta," the 
exhibit will include over 
100 items drawn from the 
collection of Ellen G.K. Rubin and the personal archives of 
Dagmar Kubastova Vrkljan. The exhibition will attempt to 
present an overview of the work of this much beloved, prolific 
artist from his earliest childhood sketches, varied student art 
projects, first illustrated folios, and flat children's books to the 
personal pop-ups and greeting cards he sent to his 
grandchildren until his death. Entrepreneurial by nature, 
Kubasta produced a line of greeting cards, illustrated holiday 
candy boxes, and designed pop-up souvenir cards for his 
beloved Czech Republic. Living through tumultuous times 
from the Nazi era to the Soviet Regime, his art adapted to his 
"employer's" needs producing dust jackets and posters 
reflecting the popular culture seen through these filters. 

A 150 page, four-color catalog is planned with two 
reproduction pop-ups by Robert Sabuda, Kubasta's biography, 
an extensive essay on the popular culture of his times, and an 
overview of children's literature in Eastern Europe. Jim 
Findlay, Bienes Center librarian, is mounting the exhibit and 
producing the catalog. A reception will be held February 1 7, 
2005 at the Bienes Center where Ellen Rubin will talk about 
Kubasta's life and work. 

For more information see 

New Publications 

The 5 ,h Movable Book Society 

Thursday, September 30 

4:00 - 5:00 Registration and reception at San 

Diego Hilton Gaslamp District 
5:30 Bus ride to Mesa College 

6:00 - 7:00 View exhibition of artists 1 books - 

"Stand and Deliver" 
7:30 Gallery Talk - Ed Hutchins, curator 

8:30 Presentation of "Stand and Deliver" 


Friday, October 1 

9:00 -9:15 Welcome - Frank Gagliardi 
9:15-10:15 "The Making of the book A 

Celebration of Pop-up and Movable 

Books'" - Adie Pena 

"Love's Animation: The Books of 

Julian Wehr - Christiane Griffin- 

Wehr and Paul Wehr 


"Finding Books on the Internet' 

Charlotte Johnson 

"Artists' Books" - Ambar Past 

"Exhibiting One's Collection" 

Audrey Goldrich 

10:30- 12:00 

12:00- 1:30 
1:30- 2:30 

2:45 - 3:45 
3:45- 5:00 

Saturday, October 2 
9:00 - 10:00 "The Movable Books of Raphaei 

Tuck" - Ann Montanaro 
10:15 - 1 1:15 "Artists' Books: Four Dimensional 

Art" - Peter Thomas 
1 1:15 - 12:30 "Historical Movable Books" - 

Howard Rootenberg 
12:30-1:30 Lunch 
1 :30 - 3:00 Workshop "Fun with Flexagons"- 

Emily Martin 
3:15-4:30 Book sales and signings 


Banquet - speaker David Carter 

The following titles have been identified from pre- 
publication publicity, publisher s catalogs, internet sources, 
or other advertising. All titles include pop-ups unless 
otherwise noted. 

A merica the Beautiful: A 

Pop-up Book. By Robert 

Sabuda. October. Little 

Simon. $26.95. 


Collectible edition: $250.00. 


Animals of the Cold 


Animals of the Cold. 
October, [publisher's 
description: pull-outs, 
pop-ups, fold-outs, 
transparency overlays, 
reveal wheels, 
books-within-books and 
more.]. Firefly 
Books, Ltd. 7.75 x 
7.75". $14.95. 

Also: Where Does It Come From? 1-55407-009-0. 

Pop-up. by Anton 
Radevski. October. 
Universe Publishing. 

Christmas Alphabet 10th Anniversary. By Robert Sabuda. 
October. [Publisher's description: "To celebrate the 10th 
anniversary of The Christmas Alphabet, Robert Sabuda has 
created a brand-new pop-up. This limited edition is covered 
in green foil with a brand-new cover design."] Orchard 
Books. 16 pages. $22.95. 0-439-67256-2. 

Farmyard Fun. A Happy Snappy Book. 1-59223-244-2. 
Silver Dolphin Books. $4.95 
Also: Jolly Jungle. 1-59223-243-9. 
Santas Song. 1-59223-246-9. 
Zany Zoo. 1-59223-245-0. 

The Girl Who 
Loved Tom 
Gordon. By 
Stephen King. 
Kees Moerbeek, 
paper engineer. 
October. Little 
Simon. $24.95. 

Collectible edition: $500.00. 


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The Hanukkah Puzzle Book: A Book in 8 Parts... For 8 
Days of Fun!, written and designed by Ellen G.K. Rubin. 
Illustrated by Janet Zwebner. December. Pitspopany Press. 
$12.95. [This book consists of 8 individual board books 
roughly shaped like the four letters on the dreidel, the 
spinning top played with on Hanukkah. Fitting together 
like a puzzle, the books are nestled in a sturdy, illustrated 
cardboard tray. Four of the books tell the story of 
Hanukkah and the other four describe candle lighting, 
food, games, and customs of the holiday. The candle 
progression on the back of the books is a child's counting 
exercise.] 1-930143-87-7. 

Itsy Betsy Spider: A 
Pop-up, Lift-the-Flap, 
Noisy, Sing-along, 
Musical Book. Let's 
Start Classic Songs. 
1114 x 9". 10 pages. 
Silver Dolphin Books. 
1 -59223-049-0. 

Also: Old MacDonald. 1-59223-048-2. 
The Wheels on the Bus. 1-59223-050-4. 


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Peanuts: A Pop-up 
Celebration. By Charles 
M. Schulz. Bruce Foster 
paper engineer. Little 
Simon. 18 pages. 0-689- 
85453-6. $19.95. Limited 
Edition 0-689-86389-6. 

Robert Crowther's Pop-up 1 23. 

Oxford University Press; New 

edition (July 1 , 2004). 0- 199 1 1- 


Also: Robert Crowther's 

Pop-up ABC. 0-19911-202-9. 

Snappy Little Bedtime. Derek 
Matthews, illustrator. October. 
2004. 1-59223-308-2. Silver 
Dolphin Books. $12.95. 

Snappy Sounds Moo! 5 Fun 
Animal Sounds. Noisy Pop-up 
Fun. 1-59223-214-0. Silver 
Dolphin Books. $12.95 
Also: Snappy Sounds Roar! 

Thomas the Tank Engine: Railway Rhythms (Pop Up Song 
Book). Publications International, Ltd. $15.99. 

Tibetan Buddhist Altars: A 
Pop- Up Gallery ofTraditional 
Art and Wisdom. By Tad 
Wise, Robert Beers, and David 
Carter. September, 2004. New 
World Library. 7 pages. 
$21.95. 1-57731-467-0 




3 9088 01629 3086 

This chart reflects additional changes to the information that originally appeared in the August, 2003 article "Jos. 
Lefebvre: Flemish Publisher of Pop-up Books with Artia and Carvajal "and was revised in the November, 2003 
issue. Harry E. Faber van der Meulen (Dordrecht, The Netherlands) supplied additional information and suggested 
that the Bambi books be listed in a scheme that follows the sequence of the books beginning with Bambi's birth. 

Key to the abbreviations: sb = spiral bound; ps = paper spine; si = sliding lid in back; ws = without sliding lid. 

1.1 La naissance de Bambi (The Birth of Bambi) 

ps - ws 

4 pop-ups - French 

701 (?) 

1 .2 De geboorte van Bambi (The Birth of Bambi) 

ps - si 

4 pop-ups. Known both in 
French and Dutch. 


1 .3 Bambi (...het hele bos is weer mooi/ the forest is 
green again) 

ps - ws 

4 pop-ups. Dutch 

701 A 

1.4 Bambi 

sb - si 

8 pop-ups. Known both in 
Dutch and French Nr: 
Cuttings are different 


1.5 Bambi 

ps - si 

4 pop-ups 


1.6 Bambi 

sb - ws 

4 pop-ups, different cover 

701 A 

1.7 Bambi 

ps - si 

4 pop-ups, different cover, 
different pop-ups 


1.8 Bambi 

ps - si 

4 pop-ups - French 

2.1 The 101 Dalmatians. De nacht der kouwe neuzen 

sb - si 

8 pop-ups 


2.2 The 101 Dalmatians. De nacht der kouwe neuzen 

ps - si 

4 pop-ups 


2.3 Pongo & Perdita 

sb - ws 

4 pop-ups 


2.4 101 Dalmatiens 

sb - si 

8 pop-ups 


2.5 101 Dalmatiens 

ps - ws 

4 pop-ups - French 


3.1 Saludos Amigos 

sb - si 

8 pop-ups 


3.2 Saludos Amigos 

ps- si 

4 pop-ups 


3.3 Donald Duck en Jose Carioca 

sb - si 

4 pop-ups 


3.4 Donald Duck en Jose Carioca 

ps - WS 

4 pop-ups 

703 A 

3.5 Donald bij de Inca's 

sb - ws 

4 pop-ups 

703 A 

3.6 Donald bij de Inca's 

ps- ws 

4 pop-ups 

703 A 

4.1 Sneeuwwitje en de zeven dwergen 


8 pop-ups 


4.2 Sneeuwwitje en de /.even dwergen 

sb - ws 

4 pop-ups 


4.3 Blanche Neige et les sept Nains. Sneeuwwilje en de 
zeven dwergen 

ps - ws 

4 pop-ups, in Dutch despite 
bilingual title